Saturday, 4 August 2012

Review: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain in Honey

I'm back from my mini blogging break and starting with a post on the much talked about Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain by Revlon, which are being hailed as a dupe for the Clinique Chubby Stick (but at half the price!). I took advantage of Superdrug's £2.00 off and bought this for £5.99 but the normal price is £7.99.

When it comes to lip colours I'm not very "out there", so predictably for me I picked up the shade Honey, which is a lovely dusky pink. The shade is significantly darker than the colour of the packaging, so I would swatch first rather than purchasing on the packaging colour. I absolutely love the look of these, the crayon applicator is pretty quirky yet actually really practical, as it makes the balm so easy to apply. As you begin to use up the product all you have to do is twist the silver end to release more - simples!




On applying I experienced a slight tingling sensation and a minty scent, which reminded me of After Eight chocolates! The balm glides on smoothly and feels really moisturising. I adore this colour and it's surprisingly pigmented considering it's probably the most subtle shade in the range. Other bloggers who have reviewed this shade have described it along the lines of it being like your natural lip colour - but better. I couldn't agree more with this statement! The finish isn't too glossy, but gives a nice sheen. 

In terms of wear, I found that the stain began to wore off after about 2.5 hours. In terms of moisturisation I wouldn't rely on this as a balm - my lips stayed soft and moisturised but it didn't really do anything extra. So if your lips are quite dry I personally don't think this will help very much.  

Bare lips

With Revlon Just Bitten applied

 The Verdict

I think this is a great inbetween product if you want a similar pigmentation to lipstick but the feel of a balm. It's reasonably priced too. I'm very tempted to pick up Cherish, which is a baby pink shade. I do think the only letdown of this product is the colour range - give me some peach and nude shades please! However this is a product I would re-purchase.

To view the other shades in the range, please click here.

Have you picked up one of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains? Which is your favourite?

Beauty Bird xx

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20 comments

  1. Snap! Bought and just posted up about this yesterday:) Love this shade and love applying makeup crayon style:)

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    1. It's very childlike isn't it, but love it too! Read your post, it looked great on you!x

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  2. I love this shade, it's so pretty and easy to wear! I agree with the lack of colour range, why is it so limited?! :( x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know, bit of a shame :-( I love that it's so wearable!x

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  3. This is a very tempting shade! I was really impressed with the shade Lovesick and the orange shade, but wasn't brave enough to buy them. I might look into buying this one, looks lush xxx

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    1. I'm not brave enough for those colours either! Thank you so much for all your blog comments today :-) x

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  4. I'm really tempted to get a few of these, I swatched one in Boots and it lasted for AGES! The colour you got looks gorgeous! xx

    http://alicesstylenotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Yay subscriber 100 :) Thanks for sending your link over on #bbloggers ;) Really like your blog (hence why I've subscribed) :)

    Georgina
    www.makeup-pixi3.com

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    1. Yay thank you :-D That really means a lot x

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  6. This is a lovely shade! Looks fab on you :)

    xo

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  7. I adore smitten but it's one of the American shades so harder to get here. This looks a lovely colour on you x

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    1. It is annoying when they don't release all the shades in the UK! There's a nude shade that looks quite nice too x

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  9. I've heard a lot of good things about these and I like the look of this colour so may give them a try xx
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  10. That was probably the most useful review on these products. Everyone raved about it, but I could not quite figure out what it was about. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, I'm really glad you found the review helpful :-) xx

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